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Through my paintings, I attempt to synthesize the long tradition of classical realist painting with the inspiration of the relatively new art medium of photography. By drawing on the skills from my previous photography work I utilize the camera to create intimate portraits of my still life subjects.
In my paintings of fruits and vegetables, my goal is not only to provide a realistic image of the subject but also to capture the object’s uniqueness and character. I continue to build the layers of paint while exploring a diverse range of contemporary color fields and compositions frequently inspired from modernist painting.
My objective is to develop these paintings until they express an emotive experience unique to subject and the medium oil of paint.